A reading from the book of Job.
If you want to learn,
then go and ask the wild animals and the birds, the flowers and the fish.
Any of them can tell you what the Lord has done.
Every living creature is in the hands of God.
We hear with our ears, taste with our tongues,
and gain some wisdom from those who have lived a long time.
But God is the real source of wisdom and strength.
The Word of God recorded in the book of Job.